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A (Davie FL) town proposal that would have charged drivers cited in accidents on freeways and state roads died just before midnight Wednesday in a unanimous vote by the Council.
"No matter what way you look at it, this smells bad," Vice Mayor Bryan Caletka said of the proposal. "This is the worst piece of legislation I've ever seen a municipality try to pass. I think this is a serious blunder."

South Florida News Sentinel, June 21, 2007


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In the news > Archives 2006

‘Crash fees’ are form of hidden taxation (PDF)
  Detroit News, November 30, 2006
Indecent Proposal (PDF)
  Petosky (MI) News Review, November 30, 2006
Who pays for crash rescue? (PDF)
  By Shabina S. Khatri, Detroit Free Press, November 19, 2006
Emmaus may steer away from charging fee for car crashes (PDF)
  By Randy Kraft, The (Allentown PA) Morning Call, November 9, 2006
Driver stuck with accident bill (PDF)
  WTOV-TV24 Toledo, November 8, 2006
Jeffersonville City (IN) Council likely to postpone ordinance (PDF)
  By Larry Thomas, Jefferson (IN) Evening News, October 23, 2006
Jeffersonville City Council likely to postpone ordinance
Measure would allow Jeff to charge for emergency responses to vehicle crashes
  By Larry Thomas, New Albany (IN) Tribune, Oct. 21, 2006
Accident response fee sparks debate
Insurers, drivers seeing red over Toledo program
  By Tom Troy, Toledo Blade, October 8, 2006
Auto Accident Victim Receives Bill from Toledo Fire Department
  WTOL-TV Toledo, September 13, 2006
Drivers paying accident charges
Insurers won't cover police, fire crews
  Leila Atassi, Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 5, 2006
Akron Beacon Journal Series on Stow (August 2006)
  Part 1: Stow has put price on police response (PDF)
By Paula Schleis, Akron Beacon Journal, August 19, 2006

Part 2: Double dings
Stow police accident fee targets the wrong problem
Akron Beacon Journal Editorial, August 22, 2006

Part 3: City puts brakes on crash charges
Stow stops collecting fees for police services after residents complain
By Paula Schleis, Akron Beacon Journal, August 23, 2006

Part 4: Crash tax' should be Stowed (PDF)
By Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal, August 25, 2006
Accidental tourists
  Boston Globe Editorial, August 7, 2006
Boston Herald Stories

How ‘bout a tax on bad ideas? (PDF)
Boston Herald Editorial, August 2, 2006

Raising city revenue no accident under councilor's proposal (PDF)
By BETH TEITELL, The Boston Herald, August 2, 2006

Commuter crashes eyed as cash cow (PDF)
  By Matt Viser, The Boston Globe, August 1, 2006
Policy charging nonresidents a fee for responding to accidents could be history in Wapak (PDF)
  By Bob Blake, Lima News, July 26, 2006
Double taxation and selective enforcement (PDF)
  By Kevin Milliken, Toledo Free Press, June 28, 2006
Accident fines
  WTVG-TV, Toledo, June 16, 2006
Ohio Insurance Institute concerned-Launches Web site to educate communities on emergency response fees
  By Nathan Eagle, Greenville Daily Advocate, May 25, 2006
New twist–Cities send out bills for police work (PDF)
  By Tom Reed, The Ohio Motorist, April 2006
Ohio insurers taking issue with plan to levy fees for fire, police runs (PDF)
  By Adrian Burns, Business First Columbus, April 28, 2006
Council should reconsider charging for reports (PDF)
  Fulton County Expositor Editorial, April 18, 2006
Billing plan nixed (PDF)
  By Steven Colon, Fulton County News Expositor, May 11, 2006
Non-Resident Fees Burden Ohio Department
  By Bob Blake, The Lima News, March 26, 2006
Fee proposal for police services is beaten in Northwood
  By Erika Ray, Toledo Blade, March 23, 2006
Cleveland Sun News Series on Shaker Heights (Jan.-March, 2006)
  Part 1: Shaker trolling for funds City billing insurance for
safety forces’ time spent at accidents
By Karen Kurdziel, Cleveland Sun News, January 19, 2006

Part 2: Shaker police billing: runs, hits, errors (PDF)
By Karen Kurdziel, Cleveland Sun News, March 9, 2006

Part 3: Shaker fires its police billing firm
By Karen Kurdziel, Cleveland Sun News, March 23, 2006


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